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Web Wiz NewsPad SQL Server Installation

The following step by step guide describes how to install the SQL Server version of Web Wiz NewsPad.
  1. Check with your web host that your web space meets the system requirements for running Web Wiz NewsPad SQL Version
  2. Make sure that you have a SQL Server Database (SQL Server 2000 or above) and that you have the required login details to connect to your SQL Server Database.
  3. Use a zip utility program to extract the files to your hard drive keeping the original file structure intact.
    Extract files using a zip extraction tool
  4. Using an FTP Program upload the newspad directory containing all the files and images onto your web space making sure that the files stay in their original directories.
    Upload the files using FTP
  5. Create a blank database on the SQL Server or use an existing one. If you are using a web host they should supply you with your SQL Sever Database connection details and login information. If you are using your own server use Microsoft SQL Management Studio (pictured below) to create the database on the SQL Server.
    SQL Server Database
  6. The newspad database folder located at newspad/database needs to have read, write, and modify permissions set on it, so that the installation wizard can write the database settings to the configuration files in this folder. Check with your web host that you have these permissions set.

  7. Type into your web browsers address bar the domain name and folder that you have uploaded the NewsPad to. The Web Wiz NewsPad installation/upgrade wizard will start automatically in your browser.
    Navigate to the location where you have uploaded Web Wiz NewsPad
  8. Select the type of installation that you require then click Next.
    Select Installation Type
  9. Select the database type that you are using, Microsoft SQL Server 2000 or above. Then click Next.
    Select the type of Database
  10. On the Database Connection Page, enter your information as follows;

    • Server - This will be the name or location of the SQL Server (URI, IP address, or localhost), you may also need to include the instance name (eg. localhost\SQLEXPRESS)
    • Database Name - This is the name of the actual database
    • Database Username - This will be the name of the user account you use to login into the SQL Server database
    • Database Password - This will be the password that you use with the SQL Server Username above

    Once you have filled in the fields, click Test Database Connection.
    Database Connection Details
  11. The Test Database Connection window will open, click Close Window
  12. Test Database Connection
  13. If the connection was not successful go back to stage 10 and complete the connection details again. If the database connection was successful click Next.

  14. The installation will now begin. This may take sometime to complete. Once it has completed you should see a message like the one below, click the NewsPad Homepage link to view your NewsPad.
    Web Wiz NewsPad Datbase Install Complete
  15. Now that your NewsPad is uploaded and running see, Logging into the online Admin Control Panel, to find out how to set up newspad and administer your Web Wiz NewsPad installation.
  16. If you find that you are getting errors and pages not displaying please see Troubleshooting and Common Errors.
  17. To login into the NewsPad the default admin username and password is: -
    • Username: Administrator
    • Password: letmein

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